Started on October 18, 2020, Neutral Cider Hotel hosts Gabe Cook (Cider expert, author), Grant Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit drummer & Cider distributor) and Martyn Goodwin-Sharman (Cider writer) on their weekly podcast where they engage in boisterous discussions on cider, music, and life. They’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest news and trends happening in the cider industry and chat with fascinating people from the worlds of cider, entertainment, journalism and more. They’ll also sample new and interesting ciders and give you an honest review, live on the show. There is no shortage of laughter and fun, so check in to the hotel and we hope you enjoy your stay.
Where can I listen to their podcast? Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Pandora, RSS, and many, many more.
The concierge at The Neutral Cider Hotel, it’s the Ciderologist himself, Gabe! An independent global cider expert with over 15 years’ experience he has been involved in all aspects of working with the fermented apple, from small house cider makers, all the way up to the world’s largest. Through writing, teaching, tasting, training and judging to name but a few, he’s the go-to for any and all cider questions. Grant HutchisonGrant’s history of hitting things for employment has finally paid off. Previously the drummer for Scottish legends Frightened Rabbit, last year Grant started Re:stalk, a cider distribution company with a focus on the creativity, passion and skill cider makers bring to the category. He brings the world’s best ciders to the best pubs, bars and shops in the UK. Alongside his family, Grant set up a charity called Tiny Changes which focuses on mental health for children and young people.
It’s Cidershit , Martyn Goodwin-Sharman. Previous Manager of Hackney pub The Cock Tavern and Clapton Craft N4, Martyn has been slinging fine cider for years and has been vocal along the way. Now working at The Good Measure in Bristol and blending ciders with Pilton, spending most of his time waiting for a blue sky in England to photograph 750ml bottles of madness.
After a long stint as a radio presenter and producer in California, Scott took a ride on the digital side where he developed a streaming radio service (Slacker), led podcasts at Pandora, executive produced a podcast with Quest Love and now finds himself focused on making things close to his heart, including a little podcast called The Neutral Cider Hotel. He has never had a taste for beer, but loves apples and cider and is learning more about the “top shelf” stuff every day. When not eating apples, drinking cider or making podcasts, he spends his free time with his chocolate lab, Jake.
Neutral Cider Hotel is the table at the pub having the most fun, with three hosts who love the drink putting the world to rights. With interviews, tastings, news, games and good conversation, the alcohol is the foundation of the good time the guys have every week, and whether they’re learning from people in the industry, or introducing those outside of it to cider, there’s always a good night at the hotel guaranteed. Also, the bell boy at the front desk will alert you every time there’s any shameless product placement!